Thursday, November 25, 2010
So you know my that 'discovering a new band' high, that rush of newness and well the honeymoon period. I've got it bad. I haven't been this smitten with a band since my musical courtship with the Local Natives. This time I've fallen for Warpaint. I want all my friends to meet them and love them too.
A femme quartet currently composed of Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bassist/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums/keyboards). The group has gone through many lineup changes, including actress Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight's Tale) and current Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. A sound of hypnotic, woozy and wonderful notes against a driving post punk rhythm; art rock at its best. They play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London this coming February and lordy am I tempted. The video below was directed by Shannyn Sossamon and brings to my mind a hazy hipster's take on the nineties movie 'Now and Then'.
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